1 Assessment 01 – Locating Credible Databases and Research Create a 2-4 page resource that will describe databases that are relevant to EBP

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Assessment 01 – Locating Credible Databases and Research

Create a 2-4 page resource that will describe databases that are relevant to EBP around one of
the diagnoses below and could be used to help a new hire nurse better engage in EBP.

Before you complete the instructions detailed in the courseroom, first select one of the
diagnoses below. You will use this diagnosis in subsequent assessments.

• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A chronic inflammatory lung
disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs.

o Interventions: Bronchodilators, corticosteroids, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen
therapy, and smoking cessation.

o Keywords: Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, spirometry, respiratory failure,
inhalers.

• Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI): Commonly known as a heart attack, it occurs when

blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked.
o Interventions: Oxygen therapy, nitroglycerin, aspirin, beta-blockers, angioplasty,

and patient education on lifestyle modifications.
o Keywords: Heart attack, coronary artery disease, EKG changes, troponin levels,

cardiac catheterization.

• Stroke: A condition where blood flow to a part of the brain is cut off, leading to brain cell
death.

o Interventions: Thrombolytic therapy, anticoagulants, physical therapy, speech
therapy, and swallow evaluation.

o Keywords: Ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, transient ischemic attack,
aphasia, neurologic deficits.

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